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Updated on January 6, 2024
IIM Ahmedabad has release Shortlist for Admissions 2024 on January 6. Students can check their calls on IIMA portal. Earlier, IIM Ahmedabad MBA admission 2024 Policy has announced many changes in the selection criteria.
IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2024

IIM Ahmedabad has release Shortlist for Admissions 2024 on January 6. Students can check their calls on IIMA portal: https://pgpadm.iima.ac.in/2024/result/. Once you logon with registration no, and if shortlisted, candidate will see this message: “You have been provisionally short-listed for Analytical Writing Test and Personal Interview (AWT-PI) for admission to PGP (2024-2026 Batch), IIMA, subject to successful submission and verification of your online interview form along with the scanned copies of the required documents as mentioned below.”

Speaking to MBAUniverse.com, a student who received the IIM A call said: “It feels surreal, but at the same time I would to use this opportunity and convert the call as well.”

IIM Ahmedabad PGP 2024-2026 Batch Admission 2024 Shortlist Release – Key highlights
Here are the key highlights:

  • Candidates have been “provisionally short-listed for Analytical Writing Test and Personal Interview (AWT-PI) for admission to PGP (2024-2026 Batch), IIMA, subject to successful submission; verification of your online interview form along with the scanned copies of the required documents”
  • Candidate will need to fill in an online interview form by 6:00 pm, January 10, 2024
  • Candidate will also have to upload the scanned copies of mark-sheets and examination/degree certificates and other if you have work experience or/and internship/research experience, the relevant papers, in support of claim. Many other documents including certificates of co-curricular activities have to be submitted.
  • After successful submission, candidate will receive an email communication indicating the schedule of their AWT-PI in due course of time.
  • Candidate must note that if they do not submit the dully filled in online interview form by the deadline, their application will not be processed further.

Earlier, IIM Ahmedabad MBA admission 2024 Policy has announced many changes in the selection criteria including admission eligibility criteria, shortlist criteria for PI-WAT with reduced CAT cut off, Weightage for Bachelor’s Degree Marks, weightage components for final selection. IIMA also announced not to accept GMAT focus edition score for Foreign Nationals. Check the revised IIMA Admission criteria 2024, Cut offs, Fee and other details. 

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IIM Ahmedabad MBA Admission 2024: Process & Key Highlights

Programs Offered
MBA, MBA-FABM
Exams & Score Cut offs
CAT 2023- 80%ile; Actual Cut off may go upto 99%ile
IIM Ahmedabad Fees
Rs.25 lakhs
Placements 2023
Data Yet to be Released
NIRF Ranking 2023
Ranked # 1 among top 125 B-schools
International Accreditation
EQUIS
Admission Application Status
Closed
Application Fees
Rs.2400
Admission 2024 Shortlist
Released on January 6, 2024

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria: Key Highlights

  • According to IIM Ahmedabad MBA Admission Policy, the minimum CAT cut off stands at 80 percentile for shortlisting.  
  • IIMA CAT cut off is lowest amongst all the old and new IIMs
  • Weightage to CAT score in final selection is also less
  • Weight for profile and diversity at every stage of selection process has gone up
  • At present IIM Ahmedabad has an overall CAT cut off at 80%ile and sectional CAT cut off at 70%ile
  • Academic profile and work experience will get substantial weightage in IIM Ahmedabad shortlisting process

IIM Ahmedabad MBA Admission 2024: Selection Process

  • Apply for CAT 2023 and also Choose IIM Ahmedabad programmes and interview cities in CAT application for. No Separate application is needed
  • Appear in CAT 2023
  • Check CAT 2023 Exam result and your percentile. You should clear CAT sectional and overall cut offs as required by IIMA
  • Check your place in IIMA shortlist at IIM Ahmedabad website, a few days after the CAT result date
  • Gather all your original documents and participate in IIMA PI-WAT round on designated date at designated city
  • Check IIM Ahmedabad final merit list after the PI-WAT round is over
  • If selected, submit Acceptance online and pay the admission fee

No. of Candidates Considered for Admission by IIM Ahmedabad

  • IIM Ahmedabad had considered 22317 candidates for shortlisting for MBA admission 2023-25 batch
  • IIMA finally shortlisted 1437 candidates based on CAT score cut off and 1 candidate based on GMAT cut off for PI-WAT round
  • IIM Ahmedabad has 408 seats for its PGP program and 47 seats for the PGP-FABM program

IIM Ahmedabad MBA admission process for MBA and MBA FABM 2024-26 batch opens with the beginning of CAT 2023 exam registration process and closes with the last date for CAT registration. No separate application for IIM Ahmedabad needs to be submitted as the CAT 2023 application form includes the IIMA application form. Before we know all about the present IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria, let us know the key changes in IIM Ahmedabad Admission process

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria: 6 Key Changes
During last 5-6 years IIM Ahmedabad has brought about following important changes in its Admission criteria. IIM Ahmedabad admission Policy 2024 has released following key admission criteria and weightages:

(1) Lower CAT Cut Off: The officially announced CAT cut off is much lower than the actually applied CAT cut off percentile for shortlisting. During last few years, IIM Ahmedabad has reduced its overall CAT cut offs for shortlisting to 80%ile from 90 percentile and sectional CAT cut offs to 70%ile from earlier 80-85%ile . Besides, there is not much difference between the minimum CAT cut offs as announced in IIMA admission policy and actual CAT cut offs. Below is shared the analysis for last 6 years:

IIM-A Admission Year
CAT Cut off Percentile in Admission Policy
Actual CAT Off Percentile in Shortlisting
PGP 2017-19 Batch
80
80.02
PGP 2018-20 Batch
80
81.53
PGP 2019-21 Batch
80
80.84
PGP 2020-22 Batch
80
83.32
PGP 2021-23 Batch
80
80.75
PGP 2022-24 Batch
80
80
PGP 2023-25 Batch
80
80.82
PGP 2024-26 Batch
80
80 (Expected)

(2) Class 10, 12 & Bachelor’s Degree Marks and Work Ex Get High Weightage: Academic Performance in Class 10, 12 & bachelor’s degree will be Awarded High Weightage. The AR is computed considering class 10th marks, class 12th marks, graduation marks and candidate's work experience) and the points are pro-rated to 35.

(3) Weightage to Diverse Profile of Key Achievers: IIMA shortlist includes key achievers in diverse academic areas. These candidates may have not scored very high CAT percentile but they are shortlisted on the basis of diverse profile despite low CAT percentile score

(4) Weightage for CAT Score Reduced: CAT score weightage for shortlisting and final selection has been substantially reduced during past few years. While the weightage for CAT score in shortlisting stands reduced to 65% now from earlier 75%, its weightage for final selection is only 25%

(5) PI-WAT Get High Weightage: IIM Ahmedabad will award maximum weightage of 60% to Personal Interview (PI) and WAT, known as Academic Writing Test (AWT) in its final selection process. While the weight for PI round is 50%, the weight for WAT is 10%

With all the understanding on key past and prospective changes in IIM Ahmedabad admission process, let’s know the IIM Ahmedabad  admission criteria 2024, key highlights of the institute, important dates for MBA admission 2024, eligibility, Fee, Placement and more.

Table of Contents

  1. IIM Ahmedabad: Key Highlights and USPs
  2. IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2024: Important Dates
  3. IIM Ahmedabad Batch 2023-25 Profile
  4. MBA Programmes Offered by IIM Ahmedabad
  5. IIM Ahmedabad Fees
  6. IIM Ahmedabad Intake
  7. IIM Ahmedabad Placements 2023 & 2022
  8. IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2024 Criteria: Eligibility, Process, Cut off, Selection Process
  9. IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2024: How to Apply?
  10. IIM Ahmedabad Admission Process at a Glance
  11. IIM Ahmedabad Awards MBA Degree Instead of PG Diploma
  12. IIM Ahmedabad Scholarships
  13. IIM Ahmedabad MBA Curriculum
  14. IIM Ahmedabad Student International Exchange Programme
  15. IIM Ahmedabad Double Degree Programme

1. IIM Ahmedabad: Key Highlights and USPs
The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), a premier, global management Institute that is at the forefront of promoting excellence in the field of management education. It was founded as an innovative initiative by the Government, industry and international academia in 1961.

  • Top Ranked: IIM Ahmedabad is ranked # 1 in Govt of India NIRF Rankings 2023 among top 125 management institutes in India. It is ranked # 3 among top Management Institutes in MBAUniverse.com B-school Ranking 2023. Its flagship two-year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) is ranked # 43 Globally in the FT Master in Management Ranking 2023 and Ranked # 2 in India. The one-year Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX) has been ranked # 45 in the FT Global MBA rankings 2023 and is ranked #2 in Asia.
  • Accreditation: IIMA became the first Indian institution to receive international accreditation from EQUIS. Its PGP, PGP-FABM and other programs lead to award of MBA degree instead of PG Diploma.
  • IIMA Making Global Foot-Print: IIM Ahmedabad has been consolidating its global footprint and today it has a network with over 80 top international institutions and a presence in Dubai. Its faculty members and close to 40,000 alumni, who are at the helm of influential positions in all walks of life also contribute to its global recognition.
  • Offers Consultancy & Curated Executive Education: IIMA offers consultancy services and more than 200 curated executive education programmes in customized, blended, and open enrolment formats for a diverse audience comprising of business leaders, policymakers, industry professionals, academicians, government officials, armed forces personnel, agri-business and other niche sector specialists and entrepreneurs.
  • High Placements: IIM Ahmedabad is one of the top B-schools that complete the final placements very early every year. IIM Ahmedabad has completed final placements 2023 on February 20, 2023 for the PGP class of 2023 with 280 diverse roles offered by 188 Companies that participated across the three clusters from multiple domains in Final placements. All the participating students have been placed across 23 cohorts. McKinsey & Company with 34 offers emerged as the top recruiter followed by Boston Consulting Group with 33 offers. IIM Ahmedabad will release the placement salary data after IPRS Audit in September/October 2023

Over the 60 years of its existence, IIM Ahmedabad has been acknowledged for its exemplary contributions to scholarship, practice and policy through its distinctive teaching, high-quality research, nurturing future leaders, supporting industry, government, social enterprise and creating a progressive impact on society.  

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 2. IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2024: Important Dates
IIM Ahmedabad Admission process 2024 has started with the opening of CAT 2023 registration.  Important dates related to admission activities at IIM Ahmedabad are as below:

IIM-A Admission 2024 Timeline
Important dates
Remarks
CAT 2023 & IIMA Admission 2024 Application Starts
August 2, 2023 (10 AM)
Apply for CAT 2023- tick on the IIM Ahmedabad PGP program, choose preferred interview cities in the application form. No extra application fees to be paid.
Last date to Apply for CAT and for IIMA Admission 2024
September 21, 2023 (11 AM) Last date was extended from Sept 13
IIMA Shortlist Announcement for PI-WAT
January 6, 2024 It could vary by one or two days
IIMA Final selection (PI-WAT) round start date
Last week January 2024
Will continue till March 2024
Final Admission Offer to Admitted students
Second week April 2024
After receiving admission offer, confirm acceptance by April 2024 last week

3. MBA Programmes Offered by IIM Ahmedabad
IIM Ahmedabad offers following 2 years full time MBA programmes:

  1. Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) leading to MBA Degree
  2. Post Graduate Program in Food and Agri-Business Management (PGP- FABM) leading to MBA degree

The programmes are meant for fresh graduates as well as for graduates with work experience in supervisory cadre

3.1 MBA Programme: Specializations
IIM Ahmedabad offers bouquet of specializations in its PGP programme in the areas of Communication, HRM, Economics, Finance & Accounting, Information systems, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour, Production and Quantitative Methods, Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship among others

4. IIM Ahmedabad Batch Profile 2023-25

  • Total Batch Size: 455 students
  • PGP 2023-25 Batch: 408 students
  • PGP-FABM 2023-25 Batch: 47 Students

4.1 PGP 2023-25 Batch Profile
PGP at IIMA is its flagship 2 years MBA programme leading to award of MBA degree. Key highlights of PGP 2023-25 batch are: 

  • Largest Batch: Number of Students increased to 408 from 397 last year
  • Average Age Remains Unchanged: The average age of the class remains unchanged at 23 years
  • More Women Students: IIMA PGP 2023-25 batch has 23 percent Women students
  • Academic Diverse Batch: Batch comprises 58% Engineers and 42% non-engineers from arts, science and commerce backgrounds 

4.2 PGP-FABM 2023-25 Batch Profile
The Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agribusiness Management (PGP-FABM) is the only specialized 2 years full time programme offered at IIM Ahmedabad. The PGP-FABM equips students with skills that prepare them for careers in industries ranging from food marketing to agri-technology to agri-entrepreneurship. Key highlights of IIMA PGP-FABM Batch 2023-25 are:

  • Batch Size: The PGP – FABM 2023-25 batch has 47 students
  • More Women Students: Women students make up 42% of the PGP- FABM 2023-25 batch
  • Academic Diversity: IIMA PGP-FABM Batch is a mix of students from food, agriculture, and allied backgrounds  

4.3 Key Trends in Gender Diversity
Following are the recent trends in batch size and gender diversity at IIM Ahmedabad:

IIMA PGP Batch
Total Batch Size
Percentage of Women Students
2023-25
408
23%
2022-24
397
23%
2021-23
385
28%
2020-22
390
22%
2019-21
388
24%
2018-20
399
27%
2017-19
395
28%

Read More about IIMA Batch Profile

5. IIM Ahmedabad Fees: Rs.25 Lakhs
Below is shared the PGP programme fee applicable for the last batch at IIM Ahmedabad. The fee may be revised further for PGP 2024-26 batch

  • The total program fees payable by PGP students at IIM Ahmedabad is Rs 25 lakhs (inclusive of tuition fees of Rs.18,19,000/-).
  • Laptop computer, personal expenses on boarding, travel, clothes and laundry are extra.
  • The total programme fees for the 2024-2026 batch may increase further by 5 to 7 percent after making adjustment for inflations. 

6. IIM Ahmedabad Intake: 450+ Students
IIM Ahmedabad has an intake of 400 students in its PGP program and 50 students for PGP-FABM program. With the rigorous selection process, the batch size remains 400-410 students in flagship PGP program. With a liberal admission policy focused on other parameters also apart from only CAT exam score, IIM Ahmedabad has achieved a gender diversity of 23% in the current PGP and 42% in PGP-FABM batch. 

7. IIM Ahmedabad Placement 2023 & 2022
IIM Ahmedabad had completed its Final Placement Process 2023 for PGP 2021-23 batch in three days with all the three clusters in placement process getting over in February 2023. However, it is the policy of IIM Ahmedabad to release the placement statistics after IPRS Audit in the month of September. Top Recruiters from multiple domains participated across the 3 clusters in the Final Placements.

The audited placement data 2022 reveal that PGP 2020-22 batch average salary had gone up remarkably at Rs.32.8 LPA while the highest domestic salary was Rs.61.49 LPA. The highest international offer was at Rs.1.12 Crore.

7.1 IIM Ahmedabad Final Placement 2023: Key Highlights

  • IIM Ahmedabad conducted the entire process of Placement 2023 in Hybrid Mode in 3 days
  • Firms from different sectors and geographies participated in the Placement process
  • IIMA followed the dream campus concept in Placement process 2023 and got 106 dream applications in the cluster process
  • Prominent sectors and domains in IIM Ahmedabad placement season 2023 included Consulting, Investment Banking, Conglomerate, Consumer Goods & services, Retail, BFSI, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Asset Management among others
  • 188 Marquee companies participated in Placement 2023
  • 280 Different Roles were offered to IIMA students
  • 400+ students participated in placement 2023 and all were placed in 23 cohorts in 3 days across three clusters
  • Student-recruiter fit Process with students upgrading their offers during the process
  • McKinsey & Company with 34 offers emerged as the top recruiter followed by Boston Consulting Group with 33 offers
  • Many new recruiters like Essar Group, Javis, BLS International, Wells Fargo & Co among others participated for the first time and made offers
  • IIM Ahmedabad follows IPRS standards and Salary Data for Placement 2023 will be released after the IPRS Audit in September/October 2023

7.2 IIM Ahmedabad Final Placement 2022: Key Highlights

  • Average Domestic Salary: Rs.32,79,923
  • Highest Domestic Salary: Rs.61,48,640
  • Average International Salary: USD 108,405 (Eqv INR 86.73 LPA)
  • Highest International Salary:  USD 140,599 (Eqv INR 112.48 LPA)
  • IIM Ahmedabad conducted the entire process of Placement 2022 in Virtual Mode in 3 days
  • Firms from different sectors and geographies participated in the Placement process
  • IIMA followed the dream campus concept in Placement process 2022 and got 35 dream applications in the cluster process
  • Prominent sectors and domains in IIM Ahmedabad placement season 2022 included Consulting, Investment Banking, Conglomerate, Consumer Goods & services, Retail, BFSI, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Asset Management among others
  • 190 Marquee companies participated in Placement 2022
  • 220 Different Roles were offered to IIMA students
  • 400+ students participated in placement 2022 and all were placed in 20 cohorts in 3 days across three clusters
  • 3rd cluster comprised 8 cohorts, which included Analytics & IT Consulting, Banking Insurance, Consumer Tech, Core Manufacturing & Infrastructure, Enterprises Tech, Financial Services, Fin Tech and Government Enterprises. Fin Tech firms rolled out the maximum number of offers and UnDosTres was the largest recruiter
  • 50% offers rolled out in the cluster 3 process were international offers
  • 2nd cluster comprised six cohorts - Advertising & Media, Conglomerates, Consumer Goods & Durables, Consumer Services, Pharma & Healthcare and Retail B2B & B2C
  • 1st cluster had six cohorts, investment banking & markets, management consulting, advisory consulting, niche consulting, cards & financial advisory and private equity, venture capital & asset management.  
  • Student-recruiter fit Process with over 150 students upgrading their offers during the process
  • Boston Consulting Group with 47 Offers and Accenture with 32 offers emerged as top Recruiters
  • Many new recruiters like A&W Capital, EY Parthenon, PWC US Advisory, Zomato among others participated for the first time and made offers

 7.3 Top Recruiters in IIM Ahmedabad Placements 2022

  • 190 firms participated with around 220 different roles in IIM Ahmedabad placement process 2022. In the Final placements, firms which made the most offers on campus included Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Accenture.
  • Boston Consulting Group made the 47offers (including Pre-Placement Offers) at the end of the final placement process
  • Accenture made 32 offers
  • Among the Investment Banks, Goldman Sachs was the largest recruiter, making 6 offers, closely followed by Bank of America with 4 offers
  • Private Equity, Venture Capital and Asset Management cohort witnessed close to 42% increase in number of net offers
  • Management Consulting cohort witnessed close to 30% increase in number of net offers vis-à-vis last year
  • In the consumer goods and general management domain, TAS made the highest number of 6 offers (including the pre-placement offers), followed by HUL, Mondelez and Emaar, with 3 offers each
  • In the IT Consulting cohort, Tata Consultancy Services was the largest recruiter with 4 offers
  • In the Laterals process, PayTM made the highest number of 20 offers followed by PwC (13 offers), American Express (11 offers) and OYO (10 offers)

7.4 IIM Ahmedabad Placement 2021: Key Highlights
Following are the key highlights of IIM Ahmedabad PGP placement 2021:

  • Highest Domestic Package - Rs.55 Lakhs
  • Average Domestic Package up at Rs.27.55 Lakhs from Rs.26.13 lakhs last year
  • Highest International Package up at  US$154,355 Eqv INR 1.16 Cr
  • Average International Package at US$98962 Eqv INR 74,22,000
  • 131 firms participated with 170 different roles in the placement process in 2021

7.5 Top Recruiters in Placement 2021
Top companies  which made the most offers on campus included McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group, Tata Consultancy Services, GEP, Nomura, Avendus, Goldman Sachs, Gaja Capital, Brookfield. Hindustan Unilever, Samsung, CK Birla, Paytm, Amazon, FinlO, Microsoft among others  

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 8. IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2024-26 Criteria: Eligibility, Process, Cut off, Selection Process
It is mandatory for Indian applicants to appear in CAT 2023 exam for IIMA admission 2024. IIM Ahmedabad shortlists more than 1400 applicants based on CAT exam scores for final selection round and offers admission to 450+ students to its PGP and PGP-FABM programs.  Below is shared in detail the IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2024 process, eligibility criteria, cut off, weightages for key components in final selection process.

8.1 IIM Ahmedabad Admission Eligibility Criteria 2024

Domestic Candidates: Mandatory to Appear in CAT 2023 on November 26, 2023

Foreign Nationals: Foreign nationals (foreign passport holders) staying in India must take the current version of the GMAT Exam (NOT GMAT Exam - Focus Edition) administered in the test centre and apply through Supernumerary Quota category

  1. To meet the IIM Ahmedabad eligibility criteria, the candidate must hold a bachelor's degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (in case of the candidate belonging to SC/ST/PwD category, the eligibility criterion is relaxed to 45%
  2. The bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent
  3. If the candidate is awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the equivalence would be based on the equivalence certified by the institution/university from where the bachelor's degree is obtained. In case the institution/university does not have any scheme for converting the CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by IIM Ahmedabad by dividing the obtained CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant by 100 to confirm the eligibility of the candidate.
  4. A candidate appearing for the final year bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.
  5. It is mandatory for a final year student, who is provisionally considered eligible by IIM Ahmedabad and offered admission, to submit the mark-sheet and degree certificate of the final year bachelor's degree examination held on or before June 30, 2024.  The deadline to submit the mark-sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2024. 
  6. The candidate should appear in CAT 2023 exam and must score minimum prescribed score in the entrance exam to become eligible for admission.
  7. All selected candidates for the IIM Ahmedabad 2-year PGP must be of minimum 19 years age as on June 30, 2024.

8.2 IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2024IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2024 is a two step process.  In the first step, candidates are short-listed for Analytical Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview (PI) from among the candidates who have a valid CAT-2023 score, who have applied to the programme and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme. Second step is conduct of PI-WAT at different centres leading to preparing of final merit list.

8.2.1 IIM Ahmedabad Shortlisting Criteria 2024
The first part of IIM Ahmedabad Admission criteria is its shortlisting criteria for final selection round. IIM Ahmedabad considers more than 22000 CAT test takers for shortlisting and finally shortlists the best 1400+ candidates for PI round. A candidate will be shortlisted by IIM Ahmedabad if he/she meets the following shortlisting criteria:

  • The 1st stage of shortlisting in IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria awards 65% weight to CAT 2023 score, 30% weight to Academic Profile and 5% weight to work experience
  • IIMA endeavours to recognise exceptional performers in terms of their previous academic records as well as their performance in CAT across diverse academic backgrounds. Towards that, a certain number of top candidates from each of the academic disciplines will be shortlisted for AWT & PI subject to their fulfilling shortlisting criteria.
  • The candidate must have scored minimum sectional percentile of 70 in each of the three sections of CAT 2022 – Quantitative Aptitude' (QA), ‘Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning' (DILR) and ‘Verbal and Reading Comprehension' (VRC)
  • A candidate must have scored minimum overall percentile of 80 in CAT 2023
  • If the candidate does not score minimum prescribed percentile in CAT 2023, he/she will not be considered for shortlisting for final selection stage.
  • 65% Weight is awarded for CAT 2023 score in shortlisting round by IIM Ahmedabad
  • The candidate with excellent academics will be awarded higher points in shortlisting criteria
  • 90% & Above marks in Class 10 will be awarded top rating of 10 points
  • For Class 12 also 90% and above marks will be awarded 10 points. However, top rating of 10  for Class 12 will vary. To get highest weightage for class 12 marks in Science and Commerce stream, 90% marks are needed. For Arts stream, 85% plus marks are required for rating score of 10.
  • IIM Ahmedabad awards 10% weightage to bachelor’s degree marks in shortlisting process
  • Work Experience of more than 36 months will be awarded 5% weight in the shortlisting for final admission round

8.2.2. IIM Ahmedabad Cut Off for Admission 2024
In its admission policy 2024 document, IIM Ahmedabad has announced a moderate CAT 2023 cutoff for admission 2024. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2023 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2023 will be considered for PI-WAT and all the subsequent stages.

Category
CAT 2023 Cut off in Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension percentile rank (PVARC)
CAT 2023 cut off in Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning percentile rank (PDILR)
CAT 2023 cut off in Quantitative Ability percentile rank (PQA)
Overall CAT 2023 Cut off  percentile rank (PT)
General, EWS
70
70
70
80
NC-OBC-cum-transgender
65
65
65
75
SC
60
60
60
70
ST
50
50
50
60
PwD (General, EWS, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC)
60
60
60
70
PwD (ST)
50
50
50
60

Note: These are CAT cut off as per last year Admission Policy. Same CAT cut offs are expected this year

8.3 Final Admission Selection Round Criteria

  • All the shortlisted candidates are eligible to participate in Final selection round for admission to IIM Ahmedabad
  • IIM Ahmedabad selection criteria after final admission round award 50% weight to Personal Interview (PI); 10% weight to Academic Writing Test (AWT); 25% weight to CAT score and 15% to Academics.

8.3.1 IIM Ahmedabad Final Selection Weightage
Selection at this stage will strictly be based on the shortlisting of the candidates done separately for each category (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/PwD) on the basis of their ‘Final Composite Score's (FCS). The final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes which includes performance in CAT, performance in AWT & PI, academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements, work experience etc.

Component
Weightage
Personal Interview (PI)
50%
Analytical Writing Test (AWT)
10%
CAT 2023 Score
25%
Academics, Work Ex, Extra Curricular Achievements
15%

Important information

  • IIM Ahmedabad will conduct its Analytical Writing Tests and Personal Interviews (AWT & PIs) in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi.
  • Candidates need to opt two cities for AWT & PI in the CAT application form.
  • Candidates shortlisted for AWT and PI will be intimated by registered post and email tentatively by the second week of January 2024. 
  • The CAT takers applying to IIMA’s post-graduate programmes can also check out if they have been short-listed for AWT & PI by visiting the IIMA website (www.iima.ac.in) tentatively in the second week of January 2024.  
  • No individual regret letters shall be sent to candidates not short-listed for AWT & PI.

9. IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2024: How to Apply?

  • Application process for admission at IIM Ahmedabad opens with the start of CAT 2023 registration process.
  • Candidates have to apply for CAT 2023 by the last date
  • Application fee for CAT 2023 is Rs.2400/- (Rs.1200/- for SC/ST)
  • On the page 4 of CAT 2023 application form, you need to select IIM Ahmedabad PGP and other programs also and select the interview city
  • No need to apply and pay separately for IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2024
  • After declaration of CAT 2023 exam result, you can check at IIM Ahmedabad website whether you are shortlisted by entering your CAT 2023 registration ID and password

10. IIM Ahmedabad Admission Process at a Glance
Following steps are included in the IIM Ahmedabad Admission process:

  • Step 1: The candidate must have appeared and scored the minimum required percentile in CAT 2023
  • Step 2: Candidates are short-listed for AWT and PI from among the candidates who have a valid CAT-2023 score, who have applied to the programme and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme  
  • Step 3: After the AWT & PI round, admission offers are made by IIMA to successful candidates. The final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes which includes performance in CAT, performance in AWT & PI, academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements, work experience among others
  • Step 4: Final Admission Offer will be made to the candidates in the second week of April 2024 on the basis of Final Composite Score (FCS) which includes PI score, AWT score, CAT score and Academics
  • Step-5: Admission offer letter would be sent to all successful candidates. Candidates, who are offered admission, need to confirm their acceptance by completing all the required formalities by the first/second week of May 2024.

10.1 Admission Offer to Waitlisted Candidates
It is possible that some candidates may also be placed on the waiting list initially during the second week of April 2024. Offers to candidates on the waiting list would depend upon the number of successful candidates accepting the admission offer made by IIM Ahmedabad.

10.2 IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2024: Key Points
The PGP programme at IIM Ahmedabad is renowned as one of the toughest MBA programmes in the world.  In regard to its admission process, IIM Ahmedabad has informed as under:

  • IIM Ahmedabad is in a position to accommodate less than 0.1 per cent of the PGP applicants who apply for CAT 2023
  • The selection process is rigorous and designed in a manner to ensure that only the very best succeed.
  • IIM Ahmedabad admission process consists of the nationally administered Common Admission Test (CAT), and subsequent rounds of personal interviews
  • The students are selected on the basis of their CAT scores, past academic performance and performance in the interviews.

11. IIM Ahmedabad Awards MBA Degree Instead of PG Diploma
IIM Ahmedabad will award MBA degree to its students who successfully complete the PGP 2024-26 programme instead of Diploma as was done previously. According to IIM Ahmedabad Admission Policy 2024, “Graduates of the PGP will be awarded the degree of ‘Master of Business Administration’.”

12. IIM Ahmedabad Scholarships
IIMA aspires to give the opportunity to pursue its programmes (PGP & PGP-FABM) to all eligible applicants, who are in need of financial assistance. Keeping this in mind, IIMA has instituted a Need-Based Scholarship Scheme to complement the various scholarships provided by the industry and government. Every year many students are provided substantial financial support under the scheme. The scholarship amount is decided on the basis of several criteria such as annual gross family income, ownership of assets, and the number of dependents in the family. The applications for Special Need Based scholarships are invited every year in the month of July/August. Many commercial banks and financial institutions provide educational loans to students. For details, candidates may contact branch offices of such banks.

13. IIM Ahmedabad MBA Curriculum

IIMA MBA Year-1 Curriculum: The first year’s curriculum is compulsory and covers courses in the areas of accounting and finance, behavioural science, communication, economics, information technology, marketing, personnel management and industrial relations, operations management, law, strategy and quantitative methods. At the end of the first year, a student is required to do internship in an organization for a period of eight to ten weeks.

IIMA MBA Year-2 Curriculum: The second year courses provide the students with an opportunity to pursue studies in areas of special interest to them along with a few compulsory courses. These compulsory courses provide global and domestic context in the areas of entrepreneurship, environment and sustainability.

14. IIM Ahmedabad Student International Exchange Programme
IIM Ahmedabad has an exchange programme with over seventy-eight global institutes all over the world. Every year, more than one third of the batch spends a term at these premier management institutes abroad. Similarly, students from the corresponding institutes study one term at IIMA. The Student Exchange Programme enables IIMA students to study in diverse cultures and working environments and develop a more holistic vision. It facilitates free flow of ideas and knowledge among academic institutions, brings an international flavor and perspective in to the classrooms and prepares students to work in foreign countries.

15. IIM Ahmedabad Double Degree Programme
The Institute also has an arrangement for Double Degree Programmes with six European Institutes. A student completing a Double Degree Programme receives the diploma/degree from IIMA as well as from the partner Institute. 

Although IIM Ahmedabad has not changed the name of its flagship management programme from Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management to Masters of Business Administration (MBA), it has started conferring MBA degree now, consequent upon implementation of IIM Act 2017. The Act has empowered the IIMs to award MBA degree instead of Post Graduate Diploma.

The two years PGP of IIM Ahmedabad is a full-time residential course for graduates from all disciplines wishing to choose a career in management.

IIM Ahmedabad admission 2025 will be available next year through CAT 2024. For the last 3-4 years IIM Ahmedabad admission policy has remained on same lines and it is expected that the IIM Ahmedabad admission 2025 process will remain on similar lines as this year.

IIM Ahmedabad has been liberalising its admission criteria almost every year and this year also has not only reduced the CAT 2023 score weightage, but the CAT score cut offs for admission 2024 have also been modified to improve further the academic diversity in its class rooms. The non- engineers and the candidates from diverse backgrounds, stand a good chance to get into IIM Ahmedabad in 2024 even if they score a little low in CAT 2023 but have excellent academics coupled with work experience.

IIM Ahmedabad is the top ranked B-school and every year it is the first among the 20 IIMs, to announce its MBA admission criteria immediately after the start of CAT 2023 registration process. The information provided by the IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2024-2026 is contingent upon the decisions and directions issued from time to time by the Central and State governments, and IIMA. Candidates are advised to regularly check CAT 2023 and IIMA websites for further information.

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